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A telling moment in the presidential race came recently when Barack Obama said: "If you've got a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen." He justified elevating bureaucrats over entrepreneurs by referring to bridges and roads, adding: "The Internet didn't get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all companies could make money off the Internet."
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Thank you for making your voice heard! Thousands of people have informed the FCC that they rely on devices that use unencrypted signals such as the Boxee Box, HD HomeRun, EyeTV, and computer TV tuner cards to watch TV. Your comments are now part of the public record. More information about the proposal can be found here , and information about all of the rules that can impact the future of video can be found here . If you would still like to weigh in with the FCC, click here (when they ask, the docket number is 11-169).
This post is part of Mashable’s Spark of Genius series, which highlights a unique feature of startups. The series is made possible by Microsoft BizSpark . If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion, please see the details here .
I am always ready for a brainstorm. Call me at 866-a-web-guy . Let's Disqus This Network Even if you are the least tech-savvy person since my mother, it is clear that you will see this company popping up in more places during 2011. The name, “Disqus” (pronounced as discuss) is spread far and wide across the Internet, and its exposure is growing quickly as top tech and news blogs implement the service. In November 2010 TechCrunch reported that there were over 500,000 communities using Disqus for more than 160 million conversations between 18 million profiles.
Is your blog feeling a bit flat? Are you looking to attract more of the right kinds of people to your content? If you struggle to attract a steady stream of quality readers to your blog , you’re not alone. The good news is that your blog isn’t a lost cause. There are many smart strategies you can use to create compelling, bite-sized content your readers will devour —and share like crazy. The secret is to tap into the power, speed and instant accessibility of social media.
EFF has posted documents shedding light on how law enforcement agencies use social networking sites to gather information in investigations. The records, obtained from the Internal Revenue Service and Department of Justice Criminal Division, are the first in a series of documents that will be released through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) case that EFF filed with the help of the UC Berkeley Samuelson Clinic .
This weekend Kevin Smith was “kicked off” of a Southwest Airlines flight for being “too fat.” At least that is what he Tweeted on Saturday to his 1.6 million followers.
So the embryonic and experimental Facebook movie rental service by Warner Bros now includes Batman: The Dark Knight , Harry Potter movies ( Sorcerer’s Stone , Chamber of Secrets ), Inception , Yogi Bear and Life as We Know It . Fans can rent a film for 48 hours (alas not 488 hours as VentureBeat reports), paying with 30 Facebook Credits ($3), courtesy of Milyoni -powered software, and have full control of it in terms of pausing, rewinding, fast forwarding and resuming. They can also post comments on the movie, interact with friends as they watch, and update their status. As proof of concept that Facebook could have a future as a premium digital distribution platform – it’s brilliant, and sent Netflix shares tumbling .